Privacy Statement

This privacy statement sets out our policy about how we hold and use information we have obtained whilst you have been using the Estyn website.

This statement applies to the entire website.

Estyn is committed to respecting your privacy. We have built our website so that you do not have to give us any personal information to use our site, unless you choose this option.

If you choose to provide us with personal information it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We also collect and store anonymous information about how you use our site through the use of cookies (files which are sent by us to your computer or other access device). We can access this information when you visit our site.   


If you register to receive updates, your information will be held on a secure server and the data will not be shared with any organisations outside Estyn. It will be used only to provide you with email updates on the topics you have requested.

For further information contact the Information Officer at [email protected]

Use of cookies on the Estyn site

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We use cookies to help gather anonymous information on how our website is used. This information helps us to improve our website and provide a better service for our visitors. Additionally, the social media functionality that we use sets cookies.

Further information about cookies is available at

Estyn site cookie acceptance (1st Party)

This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the Estyn website. 

PHP Session (1st Party)

This session cookie is set when a visitor first loads a page. The cookie is required by the underlying technology to power the site and it will last as long as the visitor is on the Estyn website and is removed when the visitor closes their browser. It does not store any user information; it is used to maintain a unique link between the browser and the site for the purposes of information requests and session data used by the site to manage user logins. This cookie is set without confirmation as it is crucial to the basic operation of the website. 

Google Analytics (1st Party)

These cookies are used to collect anonymous information such as how visitors use our site and the pages they have visited.

We use this information to compile reports and analyse how we can improve the Estyn website to ensure it is an effective communication tool. 

AddThis (3rd Party)

This cookie is used to pull in the 'share' functionality into the site; it is loaded on page load, not when the button/link is clicked. 

How to remove and disable cookies

To disable the storage of cookies and remove any that have already been set, please visit